If you’ve ever looked at the Honda Civic and desired a more upscale version of it, your prayers have finally been answered. Actually, your prayers were answered back in 2013, when Acura came out with the ILX, which was basically a nicer version of the Civic. But they’re answered here again, OK? See the used Acura models for sale near you
This is an Acura CSX, and it’s an upscale version of the Honda Civic that was only sold in Canada. The theory here is that Canadian consumers prefer smaller cars than U.S shoppers, so they occasionally get certain small cars that aren’t offered in the States (like the Toyota Echo hatchback and the Nissan Micra). Acura decided to expand its Canadian lineup one step below its U.S. lineup to take advantage of this difference in preference.
Interestingly, the CSX wasn’t the first Canada-only Acura: Beginning in the late 1990s and through 2005, Acura sold a luxury version of the Civic in Canada called the EL. The CSX replaced the EL until it was replaced by the ILX, which was then sold in both markets.
Of course, this begs the question: how is this here in the United States? Although our import laws are fairly strict when it comes to vehicles that aren’t yet 25 years old, there’s a clause that allows people to import under-25 vehicles that are “substantially similar” to cars that were sold in the United States. My guess is that’s what’s going on here, though it’s hard to tell. The VIN isn’t listed and the license plate is blurred out, meaning this car could still have its Canadian title and registration.
Either way, it’s a rare model — and if you want something a little more interesting than the usual used economy car, this CSX is offered by a private seller in Orlando for $8,200. Find a used Acura for sale
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